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High-resolution multibeam mapping and submersible surveys of topographic features in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico

January 1, 2003

The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) and the USGS Pacific Seafloor Mapping Project mapped about 2000 km2 of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf during June 2002, using a Kongsberg Simrad EM1000 multibeam echosounder. Mapping focused on select topographic highs thave hae been idetnnfied as biological features warranting protection from oil and gas activities by the Minerals Management Service (MMS). The base maps will be used for all future ROV and submersible missions.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2003
Title High-resolution multibeam mapping and submersible surveys of topographic features in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico
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Authors E.L. Hickerson, G.P. Schmahl, D.C. Weaver, J. V. Gardner
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
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Index ID 70025279
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization